25 Years of Economic Reforms: Retrospect and Prospects

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Conference on “25 Years of Economic Reforms: Retrospect and Prospects”

Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) are organizing a two-day Conference on “25 years of Economic Reforms: Retrospect and Prospects” during October 24 -25, 2016 at Hotel Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.

While the year 1991 was a watershed year in the Indian economic history with the wake of economic liberalization, it was also the year of a historic event organised by ORF and IIM-C to discuss the various shades of the consequent economic reform process. This event, held at the IIM-C campus, was attended by the likes of Dr. Manmohan Singh, Mr. P. Chidambaram, Prof. P.N. Dhar, Mr. Jyoti Basu, Prof. Ashok Mitra, Dr. Ashim Dasgupta, Mr. Gurudas Dasgupta, etc.

The year 2016 not only marks 25 years of economic reforms, but also marks the time to commemorate the event jointly organised by ORF and IIM-C in 1991. This has led the two leading institutions to join hands yet again to organise the proposed Conference.

The Conference, while reviewing the story of the reforms over the past twenty five years, will also deliberate on newer ideas for the next quarter of a century that can help India reduce poverty and inequality, and embark on the path of growth and sustainability.

The Conference will bring together thinkers of the past and present from various walks of life including, economy, society, and polity to deliberate on various issues, including Challenges in Policy making, Public Finance, Infrastructure, Energy, Environment, and Climate Change, Industry, Land, and Labour, International Trade and Financial Liberalization, and Agriculture.

Some leading policy makers and thinkers who were key speakers of the event in 1991 will be participating to take the audience through the journey of reforms. The conference will also have the “Emerging Voices Forum” where young thought leaders from various domains will share their vision of India for the next quarter of a century.


Queries may be directed to: orf.iimc.conference2016@gmail.com